Child labour in the garments industry

Child labour in Southeast Asian manufacturing industries focus on the garments industry in the Philippines: A country report

The Philippine garments industry employs the most number of child workers, girls in particular. The study focuses on why enterprises hire them and why households allow children to work.

The general objectives of the study are to: (a) gather information through interviews; (b) analyse the data gathered through the interviews in order to derive possible implications of child labour elimination on enterprise profitability and sustainability and the children's well-being; and (c) identify viable approaches to the elimination of child labour.